jan burke
jan burke


"Privileges" is a brand new short story featuring Frank Harriman. It appears with three short stories from Eighteen in the new ebook collection, Caught Red-Handed.

The Mystery Box

"The Amiable Miss Edith Montague" appears in The Mystery Box, a Mystery Writers of America anthology edited by Brad Meltzer. The anthology includes stories from Laura Lippman, R.L. Stine and many other authors you know and love—as well as some promising newcomers. They each responded to Brad's challenge to write a story that answers the question, "What's inside the box?" It could be a real box or a metaphysical box, and the resulting tales are "sometimes terrifying, sometimes funny, and always suspenseful."

Published by Grand Central Publishing, The Mystery Box is now available in hardcover, paperback, and ebook editions.

"After reading these original stories, I have to say that this collection is a 'must-have' for any mystery fan!"
   —Booking Mama

"...every story you'll find when you open The Mystery Box is a winner. Kudos to Brad Meltzer for bringing his 'A' game to the task of editing this collection, and to each and all of the contributors who so obviously did the same when writing these stories."
   —Book Reporter

For a fun Q & A with some of the authors, visit Crimespree Magazine.

Jan has other stories in progress, so watch here and on her blog for more news.

The first eighteen of Jan's short stories are collected in Eighteen.


Jan's stories, listed in order of initial publication, include:

"The Amiable Miss Edith Montague," Mystery Writers of America Presents The Mystery Box, edited by Brad Meltzer.

"The Imitator," A Study in Sherlock: Stories Inspired by the Sherlock Holmes Canon, edited by Laurie R. King and Leslie S. Klinger

"The Fallen," Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine

"Zuppa Inglese," Murder at the Racetrack, edited by Otto Penzler

"Lost and Found," Creature Cozies, edited by Jill Morgan

"Call it Macaroni," Murder Most Crafty, edited by Maggie Bruce (aka Marilyn Wallace)

"Devotion," originally published in Eighteen

"The Mouse," originally published in Eighteen

"The Abbey Ghosts," Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine

"The Haunting of Carrick Hollow" written with Paul Sledzik, Crime Through Time III: Historical Mystery Short Stories, edited by Sharan Newman and Miriam Grace Monfredo

"The Man in the Civil Suit," Malice Domestic 9, Introduced by Joan Hess

"An Unsuspected Condition of the Heart," Irreconcilable Differences, edited by Lia Matera

"Miscalculation," Death Cruise: Crime Stories on the Open Seas, edited by Lawerence Block

"A Man of My Stature," Crime Through Time II: Historical Mystery Short Stories, edited by Miriam Grace Monfredo and Sharan Newman, presented by Lady Antonia Fraser

"Two Bits," Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine

"A Fine Set of Teeth," A.S.A.P. Publishing and Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine

"Mea Culpa," Malice Domestic 6, edited by Elizabeth Foxwell and presented by Anne Perry

"White Trash," Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine

"The Muse," Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine

"Unharmed," Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine and A.S.A.P. Publishing

"Ghost of a Chance," Red Herring Mystery Magazine

"Revised Endings," Viva (Dutch language magazine) and Murderous Intent Mystery Magazine

"Why Tonight?," Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine

"Sub rosa" ("The Loveseat"), Spannen Gebundeld, 1993, Dutch language suspense anthology published by Bruna/Meulenhoff.